SAINT FRANCES

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“O’Sullivan’s screenplay neatly sidesteps the cliches inherent in its narrative hook. But her most astute observation is that everybody’s faking it to some degree or another, and if we all could be more open about our shortcomings then, in Bridget’s words, ‘maybe women wouldn’t feel so f–kin’ lonely all the time.’ This is the kind of movie that makes you feel less lonely.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/25/2020

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CONTENGEN: DAY 4

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For his new podcast my One Heat Minute buddy Blake Howard has been calling film critic pals around the world to chat for ten minutes about life in isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. We discuss social distancing, drive-ins and our usual bullshit. I don’t think we shared much in the way of useful information but it sure was good to hear from a friend.ConTENgen, 03/21/2020

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BLOW THE MAN DOWN

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“Potboilers are my preferred comfort food, and this nifty Maine-set murder mystery hit the spot. It’s a New England spin on the Coen brothers’ Rube Goldberg crime contraptions with a welcome feminist bent, though Krudy and Cole are less enamored of the Fargo filmmakers’ cosmic absurdity and a bit more sympathetic to their characters’ predicaments.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/20/2020

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BIG TIME ADOLESCENCE

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“It took me a while to come around on Pete Davidson, but seeing Big Time Adolescence at Sundance last year really won me over. He’s got the zonked, wiseacre affectlessness of vintage Bill Murray but with a post-millennial fragility; cocky in a manner that comes off as deeply, touchingly insecure. He’s an underachiever for an anxious age.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/19/2020

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THE HUNT

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“It pretends to be a political allegory but the shockingly shallow screenplay by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof never engages with these characters’ beliefs long enough for the jokes to land as anything besides empty signifiers. It feels like someone took an old action movie script from the ‘80s and peppered it with buzzwords they picked up on Reddit.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/12/2020

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FIRST COW

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“Progress is on the march, in ways both great and small. Since this is a Kelly Reichardt picture the emphasis is on the small, telling a tiny story about forgotten people with the deceptive simplicity of a folk tale. But don’t be fooled by this movie’s modest demeanor. It’s a glimpse of America in the process of becoming itself, for better and worse.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 03/11/2020

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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MINUTES: EPISODE #16

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Sat in with my buddy Blake Howard on his latest insane endeavor, a minute-by-minute dissection of Alan J. Pakula’s 1976 classic All The President’s Men. In this episode we discuss the greatness of Jack Warden, split diopter shots, cigarette ashes and that time I watched Robert Redford watch a Dick Cheney documentary. Follow the money. All The President’s Minutes, 03/09/2020

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